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David Dierking

David Dierking

David Dierking is a freelance writer focusing primarily on ETFs, mutual funds, dividend income strategies and retirement planning. He has spent more than 20 years in the financial services industry and his background includes experience in investment management, portfolio analytics and asset/liability management at both BMO Financial Group and Strong Capital Management. He has written for Seeking Alpha, Motley Fool, ETF Trends, ETF Daily News and Investopedia and was also included in the panel for ETFReference.com’s “101 ETF Investing Tips from the Experts”. He has a B.A. in Finance from Michigan State University and lives in Wisconsin with his wife and two daughters.


Recent Content By David Dierking


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Mutual Fund Education

Benefits of Core-Satellite Investing


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Mutual Fund Education

Understanding the Core-Satellite Approach to Portfolio Construction


Winners and Losers.

Mutual Fund Education

Evaluating the Top 5 Winners and Laggards of 2017


Winners and Losers.

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Evaluating the Top 5 Winners and Laggards of 2017


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Target-Date Funds

Role of Target-Date Funds Within Hybrid-Defined Contribution Plans


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Mutual Fund Education

Introduction to "Clean Shares" in the Mutual Fund Space


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Mutual Fund Education

Evaluating the Most Important Criteria for Selecting an Appropriate Mutual Fund


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Mutual Fund Education

Impact of Investment Advice on Portfolio Returns


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Target-Date Funds

Implications of Using Alternative Assets in Target-Date Funds


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Mutual Fund Education

Implications of Liquidity Risks in Mutual Funds


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Specialized Funds

Implications of Investing in Behavioral Finance-Oriented Mutual Funds


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Actively Managed Funds

Are Active Fund Managers Worth It?


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Target-Date Funds

Implementing Smart Beta Strategies in Target-Date Funds


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Specialized Funds

Real Estate Mutual Funds With High Dividend Yields


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International and Global Stock Funds

Currency Fluctuations and Their Impact on International Funds


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Target-Date Funds

The Investment Case for Longer-Term Target-Date Funds


Charts and coins

Target-Date Funds

Implications of Mixing Target Date and Non-target Date Strategies


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Mutual Fund Education

Understanding the Trend in Mutual Fund Expenses


Index Mutual Funds

Mutual Fund Education

Top 5 Reasons for Retail Investors to Invest in Passive Funds


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Money Market Funds

Government Money Market Mutual Funds May Be a Better Alternative to Cash


Rise of Robo-Advisors

Target-Date Funds

Robo-Advisors: How They Fare Against Target-Date Funds


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Mutual Fund Education

Introduction to Hedge Fund Strategies in Mutual Fund Investing


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Mutual Fund Education

How Short Selling and Leverage Impact Your Mutual Fund Returns


Guaranteed Income

Target-Date Funds

Target-Date Funds Investing in Annuities May Provide Guaranteed Income


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Target-Date Funds

How Will Rising Interest Rates and Inflation Impact Target-Date Funds?


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Mutual Fund Education

A Long-Term Perspective on Infrastructure Funds


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Mutual Fund Education

How to Capitalize on Rising Populism in the UK


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Mutual Fund Education

Differentiating Between a Fund’s NAV and Total Return


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Mutual Fund Education

What Is Floating NAV for Money Market Funds?


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Mutual Fund Education

What Is Swing Pricing for Mutual Funds?


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Mutual Fund Education

What Is Fair Value Pricing for Mutual Funds?


Target-Date Funds Benchmark

Target-Date Funds

Are Target-Date Funds Using the Right Benchmarks?


Higher Capital Gains

Taxation

Will Mutual Funds Have Higher Capital Gains Distributions This Year?


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Taxation

Mutual Fund Distributions: How Return of Capital Distributions Are Taxed


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Taxation

Mutual Fund Distributions: How Capital Gain Distributions Are Taxed


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Target-Date Funds

Look out for ETFs Within Pre-packaged Target-Date Funds


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Taxation

Mutual Fund Distributions: How Dividend Distributions Are Taxed


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Taxation

What Are Mutual Fund Distributions?


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Target-Date Funds

How to Spot an Aggressive Target-Date Fund


Retirement Savings

Target-Date Funds

Mutual Funds Versus Collective Trust Funds


Target-Date Funds

Target-Date Funds

Why Custom Target-Date Funds May Be a Better Option Than Traditional Ones


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Target-Date Funds

Skeptical About Employer-Sponsored Retirement Plans?


Retirement Planning

Target-Date Funds

A Great Solution to 'Paralysis by Analysis'


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Target-Date Funds

Understanding the Tax Implications of Target-Date Funds


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Index Fund Center

Understanding the Differences Between Index Funds